Minors

2020 Standings

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Schedule

Expectations and Learning Objectives

Reasonable Expectations for Player Ability: Coming into the season, players should understand basic rules of the game and be able to safely play offense and defense.

  • Objective #1 - Make the game fun & build confidence
  • Objective #2 - Reinforce gameplay fundamentals and skills from T-Ball, Farm, and Rookie
  • Objective #3 - Introduce winning and losing, how to deal with success and failure. Put a premium on trying new ways to win.
  • Objective #4 - Introduce next level of skills and gameplay knowledge to help players transition from minors to majors.
  • Objective #5 - Introduce pitching fundamentals

 Critical Concepts

  • Offensive Skills: Adjusting to facing a live pitcher - skills & strategy (Offense 4.0)
    • “Intermediate” Hitting Concepts
      • Pitch selection
      • Bunting
      • Suggested Drills & Games see
    • Signs and plays
  • Defensive Skills: Adjusting to defending with a live pitcher - skills & strategy (Fielding 4.0)
    • Situational Awareness and Run-Prevention
      • Defending steals and bunts
      • Late & close game scenarios i.e. “infield in”
      • Suggested Drills & Games see
    • “Intermediate” Skills
      • Intermediate ground ball fielding mechanics
        • Posture, footwork
      • Intermediate pop-up and fly ball skills
        • Footwork (Drop-steps)
      • Suggested Drills & Games see
    • Introduce Catching Position
      • Basic Catching Skills
        • Calling pitches
        • Blocking
        • Throwing out runners
        • Suggested Drills & Games see
  • Pitching: Improve control and consistency, introduce Change-up (Pitching 2.0)
    • Improving fundamental mechanics
    • Introduce Change-up
      • Grip
      • Approach & Execution
  • Gameplay: In-Game Awareness and Decision-Making (Gameplay 4.0)
    • “Intermediate” Base-running concepts
      • “Secondary” leads after ball crosses plate
      • Stealing
      • Sliding into bases
      • Tagging Up
      • Reading passed balls
    • Strategy
      • 1st & 3rd plays
      • Bunt defense